Puma Engineering are proud to announce that during June 2016 we have relocated our 2 fabrication and office facilities to a single facility at Unit 9, Westwood Business Park, Brunel Road, Southampton.
The new facility has been extensively refurbished and modified to suit todays modern requirements in support of the industry. These improvements and conscious alterations to enhance production and safety are instrumental in the company’s’ philosophy for continual improvement. A noteworthy factor in our relocation is that it has now provided us with the ability to work double shifts and in the event of an extremely high workload it will allow us to instigate night shifts to provide customers with the turnaround times that they require to maintain their output. This has also further enhanced our production methods and monitoring whereby we can show improved efficiencies on all fronts which ultimately can be realised by Puma and our clients.
15,000 square foot facility, comprises of a 1 acre plot benefiting from an extensive secure external areas which can be used for the storage of materials, laydown areas, hydro-testing and the construction of large modular units. The workshop has a state of the art curtain system often seen within the nuclear manufacturing industry which when installed allows the production of exotic materials in a clean ferrous free environment. The curtain contains a positive pressure filter system which ensures a double boundary is created against any ferrous particles being able to penetrate the clean workshop environment.
The workshop has 2 off 5 ton cranes which can work in tandem to lift 10 tons. Multiple cutting and prepping machines are set out to ensure all sizes, material grades of pipe and steel sections are cut and prepared to tight tolerances. 10 ton, 5 ton, 2 ton, 1 ton and ½ ton manipulators. Rotators are used to ensure that the piping spools are manufactured using the very best productive methodology. Rollers from 5 ton to 30 ton plus are used for the fabrication and welding of pressure vessels.
The Workshop fabrication and welding bays have been carefully set out to ensure the diversity of our clients requirements can be met simultaneously. The Shop can be set out in a number of ways to ensure multifaceted production can take place. Puma Engineering also has a joint venture with Bladerunner which allows the use of multiple 20 ton counter balance forklifts which enables a capacity of 60 plus tons. Lifting plans using skate systems have been used on a regular basis to fabricate offshore modules and process skids varying in weight from 1 – 200 tons.
The additional facility at Southampton Docks enables offshore packages and very large process skids to be modularly built at our works and transported to dockside for final assembly. The dockside facility has 2 off 200 ton crawler cranes which can be used to lift the completed units onto either barges for transportation to deep water or directly onto the vessel nominated for final destination shipment.